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Artisan Teppeki grip tape + Zowie EC2-A

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What's up guys; I figured I'd do a quick post here for the people that don't know about, or haven't tried the Artisan Teppeki grip material.

I ordered an Artisan Hayate Otsu XSOFT (which is an awesome pad, btw) direct from Artisan a few weeks ago and when I was ordering I noticed that they had the Teppeki grip tape in-stock, so I threw a 10x10cm square of that in with the order.

TBH I didn't really know what to expect. From the pictures on their website, this stuff looks like it would be a similar material to skateboard griptape or sand paper. After receiving the package about a week ago, I decided to cut out an oval for the left_mouse button on my Zowie EC2-A. After trying it out, I must say that really like this stuff. It's actually a type of very thin and VERY grippy texturized rubber material. I really do like the feel of it.

After using it for a few days on the left mouse button, I decided to cut out a few more pieces. I added two pieces for the two buttons on the side of the mouse, respectively as well as cut out a piece for the W key on my keyboard. The stuff really does feel amazing. I'd definitely recommend picking this up if you're ordering anything else from Artisan since it's super cheap.

The only thing I'm worried about is the longevity of this stuff, like how long will the adhesive hold up for etc. But other than that, it's great.

I'd also be interested in seeing if anyone else has tried this stuff and what they've used it for.

Here's some pictures:

post #2 of 22
When it falls off, can you please make a post here? So people can get the idea about the adhesive longevity.
post #3 of 22
Are you in the US? how long did it take to ship?
post #4 of 22
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Originally Posted by M1st View Post

When it falls off, can you please make a post here? So people can get the idea about the adhesive longevity.

I bought and used on my IE3.0, and it has been there for 3-4 years now (only switched it over to another IE3.0). I have to say it's really good, and leaves little to none residue when porting over (other than the edges having a bit of mark due to me using it for years). I had my first IE3.0 with the grip tape for about a year or so before porting it to another IE3.0, and the adhesive still feels solid as day 1.

Only advice is probably you might want to change it for a new one every year or so for hygiene purposes.

P.S: I have sweaty palms if that helps. It really works! I don't have a picture with me now as my IE3.0 is not with me
Edited by dvnx - 9/3/16 at 7:42pm
post #5 of 22
Looks kind of like GT-5000 grip tape, except more evenly textured. The GT-5000 is kind of a rubberized thin adhesive. I used it but kind of found the texture grooves were too big and while it improved grip, I kind of felt it was uncomfortable. Is this one rubberized, or what is the surface feel like?

In the future, I might try some rubberized spray or something like plastidip, if I take a mouse apart. Like, the sides of the g303 are too smooth. Anyway, hopefully the Logi G Pro mouse is a little better.
post #6 of 22
@whiteweazel21

Tennis overgrips are cheap and it works. I suggest a textured one, something that has holes. They are rubberized, tacky, and absorbs sweat. It's been great for my ec1-a so far.
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Originally Posted by dvnx View Post

I bought and used on my IE3.0, and it has been there for 3-4 years now (only switched it over to another IE3.0). I have to say it's really good, and leaves little to none residue when porting over (other than the edges having a bit of mark due to me using it for years). I had my first IE3.0 with the grip tape for about a year or so before porting it to another IE3.0, and the adhesive still feels solid as day 1.

Only advice is probably you might want to change it for a new one every year or so for hygiene purposes.

P.S: I have sweaty palms if that helps. It really works! I don't have a picture with me now as my IE3.0 is not with me

Thx for info.
post #8 of 22
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by M1st View Post

When it falls off, can you please make a post here? So people can get the idea about the adhesive longevity.
Yeah, I'll definitely make a post when it starts to fall off. I do have a feeling it will come off the side buttons first since those are a glossy finished plastic as opposed to the matte finish of the rest of the mouse.
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Originally Posted by Hasunet View Post

Are you in the US? how long did it take to ship?
In the US. They ship Japan Post and it took about two weeks to arrive. Customs was the biggest issue, surprisingly. It was at customs in NY for over a week.
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Originally Posted by whiteweazel21 View Post

Is this one rubberized, or what is the surface feel like?

In the future, I might try some rubberized spray or something like plastidip, if I take a mouse apart. \
Is is definitely rubber but very hard to compare to anything else I've ever tried. It's extremely grippy, unlike anything else I've tried and WAY grippier out of the box than plastidip, anything that comes stock on a mouse, texturized keycaps etc. It's almost sticky to the touch. I'd highly recommend trying it out since it's so affordable.
post #9 of 22
I never touched a Zowie mice, is the coating so slippery that you need to put grip tape on it ?
post #10 of 22
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Shogoki View Post

I never touched a Zowie mice, is the coating so slippery that you need to put grip tape on it ?
It's not that it's super slippy, I just prefer to have the extra grip over not having it.
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